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CRUcial Conversation: Inclusive Education – Everybody’s Business

June 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

About the Workshop:

Inclusion is not just the concern or responsibility of parents and teachers of a child with disability.  The ways in which other members of a child’s extended network and members of the community generally value and respond to inclusion in schools will be crucial to how successfully inclusive education is embedded and available to all.

Topics covered will include:

This informal conversation evening will explore what promotes and undermines successful inclusion and address questions such as:

  • Why does Inclusive Education matter for our community?
  • How do all children benefit from being at school together?
  •  Will my child be disadvantaged if there is a student with disability in their class?
  •  What does the current research say?
  •  What can ordinary community members do to support inclusive education?

“Inclusive education is everyone’s business and inclusive education for every student is both an educational means and goal.”

 From the report on the Review of Qld Education for Students with Disability (2017)

About the presenter:

Glenys Mann is a teacher and parent advocate. She has been a leader in inclusive education in Queensland, including work with the Down Syndrome Association of Qld supporting schools and families to achieve effective inclusive education. She was a long-term member of the inclusive education network of Qld Parents for People with a Disability and authored QPPD Publications “Diving for Pearls” and “I Choose Inclusion”. She has lectured and tutored on inclusive education to tertiary students and has recently completed her PhD at UQ. She has a keen interest in SRV theory and what promotes and undermines successful inclusion.

Who should attend?

This event is for friends and supporters of people with disability, community members, workers in the sector & anyone interested in inclusive education. Parents & teachers are also welcome to attend this informal session.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please note: If arriving after 5.40pm please phone CRU 3844 2211 to gain access to building and to use the lifts.  Turn right at the lifts to the CRU office.

NB –The building is opposite St Mary’s Catholic Church.

The entrance is via Merivale Street and is the Commercial Entry to the Building. It’s the building with the big red stripe down the side.

Getting here:

Bus the closest bus way is at the Cultural Centre on Melbourne Street. To get to CRU from there turn right into Grey Street – walk along Grey until you reach Peel Street. Turn left at Peel and walk approx 230 m to the corner of Merivale and Peel Sts.

City Cat the city cat terminal closest to CRU is adjacent to QPAC at Southbank. It is approximately 1.2km walk from there.

Train the closest train station is South Brisbane which is on Grey Street opposite QPAC. It is about 600m from there to CRU.

Car Merivale Street is one way – you will need to enter Merivale from Montague Road to drop off passengers at the door.

Parking On street parking in this area is limited. There is some 4hr ($1.60 per hour) ‘on street’ metered parking in Merivale Street and Montague Road.
Manning Street and Boundary Street have 9 hr on street parking (max cost of $8/day ; 7am – 7pm).
Brisbane city council has a metered parking station on the corner of Montague Rd and Cordelia Streets.
GOMA, Art Gallery and Convention Centre have car parks, which are in walking distance.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?


  • If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place at no additional cost.
  • Please advise substitutions in writing so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk and dietary needs are recorded.

Can I update my registration information?


What is the refund policy?

Before RSVP Date –  Full refund received

After 5pm on the RSVP date –  No Refund provided *

*In exceptional circumstances you can apply in writing for a possible refund.


June 12, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Resource Unit Ltd.
07 3844 2211


CRU Office
Level 2, 43 Peel St
South Brisbane,4101Australia
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